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Cuba Downs Team USA

J.J. Cooper -

The U.S. and Cuba have had many thrilling games in international play, but they've never had one that ended like this. Using new international tiebreaker rules, Cuba beat Team USA 5-4, sending the Americans to a 1-2 record in the round robin. Cuba at 3-0 remains undefeated in these Olympics.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics

Strasburg Dominates As U.S. Bounces Back

Stephen Strasburg may be the only amateur on the U.S. Olympic team, but don't tell the Netherland's team. Just 13 hours after losing their first game, Team USA bounced back to beat the Netherlands 7-0 in a rain-shortened game. Strasburg struck out 11 and carried a no-hitter into the seventh. Sharnol Adriana broke up the no-hitter with a single in the seventh. Casey Weathers came in to throw a perfect eighth inning, striking out two.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics

Bad Start

J.J. Cooper -

This is not a good start for Team USA. Four years after being left at home, out of the Olympics, the U.S. returned to Olympics action on Wednesday morning. It didn't go well. After trailing for most of the game, the U.S. scored three runs in the top of the ninth to stay alive, but South Korea rallied for two runs off of U.S. closer Jeff Stevens (Indians) in the bottom of the ninth to pull out an 8-7 win.

International | #2008#International Affairs#Olympics